KINGSPORT - Forty-nine new members of East Tennessee State University's Distinguished President's Trust were welcomed by ETSU President Dr. Paul E. Stanton Jr. during a formal dinner held at MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center Friday night.
From Kingsport, the new members are Robert and Nancy Hart, Limestone Masonry, Massey Electric, Joni Miller and Dr. Barry Walton.
Distinguished President's Trust members consistently rank among the most loyal supporters of the university through the ETSU Foundation. The Distinguished President's Trust point of entry for individuals, organizations and businesses is cumulative giving in excess of $10,000, usually the result of annual giving or combinations of significant major or planned gifts. Stanton noted that this special group of more than 920 contributors is the "backbone" of the university's scholarship and educational efforts.
New members from Johnson City are Dr. Phil and Heather Bagnell, Dr. and Mrs. Charles E. Barnes, Dr. Louis A. and Judy Cancellaro, Dr. Robert and Norma Clark, Dr. and Mrs. Richard Feit, Stephen and Stacie Fox, Gastrointestinal Associates of Northeast Tennessee, Health Alliance PHO Inc., Martha Honaker in memory of Dr. L. Scott Honaker (dean emeritus of ETSU's Claudius G. Clemmer College of Education), Jim and Jane Myron (Jane's Lunch Box), Dr. T.T. Knight Jr., Dr. Richard and Vicki McGowan, Dr. Ralph Lee Mills, Suzan Mitchell in memory of Thomas E. and Thelma Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Mark D. Musick, the C.E. Parker Family in memory of Dorothy K. Parker, Ben and Helen Siler, Karen LeBlanc Sullivan, Dr. and Mrs. Clayton J. Vandiver, Dr. Jim and Marge Wilson, and Dr. and Mrs. Charles P. Wofford.
The other newest members include Dr. Raymond and Margaret Feierabend, Bristol; the John and Julia Seward Family, Elizabethton; Dr. Randy and Janine Wykoff, Gray; Cindy and Charles Fisher and Dr. Timothy and Tisha Harrison, Greeneville; Jane and Will Gaby, Harriman; Robert and Vicky Van de Vuurst, Jonesborough; Eleanor E. Yoakum, Knoxville; TAPS Ladies Auxiliary, Madison; Louise H. Nelson, Morristown; and Clay Petrey, Nashville.
Also: First Community Bank and former 1st District Rep. William L. and Kathryn M. Jenkins, Rogersville; Pat and Rebecca Wolfe, Telford; Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Mylander, Lewes, Del.; William P. Frank, Amelia Island, Fla.; Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Ill.; EMPI Inc., Shoreview, Minn.; R. Wiley Bourne Jr., Spartanburg, S.C.; Food City/K-VA-T Food Stores, Abingdon, Va.; Dr. Susan L. McLeod, Charlottesville, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Perkins III, Covesville, Va.; James B. Richardson Jr., Harrisonburg, Va.; and Margaret E. Vorous, Inwood, W.Va.